Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the superior the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Solar Air Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Solar Air Inc. in Fort Lauderdale recognizes that an air conditioner is a large investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running better, give us a call at 954-320-7398 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.